‘Seven Mile House’ sits in the Broads landscape within the Broads National Park. This is an area with a distinctive sense of place, with a unique biodiversity and ecology rich in plant and animal life. Lying below or at sea level and adjacent to the sea a complex network of cuts, dykes and drainage pumps maintain a landscape once beneath the sea. This place represents fragility, temporality, loss and narrative; people made, created and constructed this place, they built homes, lived and worked here, and in doing so invested in this location.
Work began on this project in early February 2016, where over a period of several weeks many walks were taken and recorded through drawing and photography. With the use of archival material, maps, aerial photography and historic texts, three walks to one location formed the focus for this project. ‘Seven Mile House’ is a five-colour engraving printed on an Albion press completed in 2017 alongside other engravings in this series